Social risk and obesity in children - 2
Narrator: This is NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. A new study says early life stressors may contribute to childhood obesity in girls. NIH’s Dr. Roslyn King explains why girls are particularly at risk.
King: Overeating and like eating as comfort food could be seen as more of an internalizing behavior and so that could be the reason that you're seeing a difference in body weight as a manifestation, whereas the boys, for example, they didn't in the study look at acting out behaviors, and possibly you might have seen that the boys were showing their stress in that way.
Narrator: For more information on the relationship between stress and childhood obesity, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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